Local government

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‘Ticking timebomb’ as ageing landfill dumps threaten English beaches
Local government survey shows 26 councils have sites already spilling waste on to cliffs and into sea

Sandra Laville

12, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘They may be Tories but they are human’: how a Labour mayor sealed north-east devolution deal
Jamie Driscoll has formed an unlikely bond with the levelling up secretary, Michael Gove

Josh Halliday

03, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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North-east England £1.4bn deal could be ‘transformational’, says mayoral favourite
Labour mayor for North of Tyne, Jamie Driscoll, adds it will not reverse 12 years of austerity under Tories

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

28, Dec, 2022 @2:04 PM

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Labour easily holds on to Stretford and Urmston in byelection
Andrew Western wins with a majority of 9,906 with promise to fight for properly funded public services

Helen Pidd North of England editor

16, Dec, 2022 @2:55 AM

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Labour hoping for easy win in Stretford and Urmston byelection
Voters go to polls in byelection called after sitting Labour MP became Greater Manchester mayor’s deputy

Helen Pidd North of England editor

15, Dec, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Labour has a radical new plan, but will Keir Starmer dare stick to it?
Leader wants to ‘return power to where it should be’ but some in his own team are reluctant to expend the political capital

Pippa Crerar Political editor

05, Dec, 2022 @7:23 PM

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Westminster beware: the north is ready to take ‘levelling up’ into its own hands | John Harris
Resolute mayors and angry MPs have a new confident voice – and they will use it to make the Tories’ empty words a reality, says Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

04, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Labour wins Chester byelection with ‘best result since 2010’
Rishi Sunak’s first test ends brutally, with 14-point swing pollsters say would give Starmer comfortable majority at election

Sammy Gecsoyler and Kiran Stacey

02, Dec, 2022 @2:52 PM

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What would politics look like if Starmer’s plan was working? Like it does now | Rafael Behr
His own party remains cautious, but Tories are pretty sure he is heading for No 10, says Guardian columnist Rafael Behr

Rafael Behr

02, Dec, 2022 @11:13 AM

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Chester byelection: polls close in Rishi Sunak’s first electoral test as PM
Labour expected to hold seat with new candidate after resignation of Chris Matheson

Sammy Gecsoyler

01, Dec, 2022 @11:36 PM

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Gwynedd raises council tax premium on second homes to 150%
Councillors to use extra £3m expected to be raised by the move to tackle area’s ‘immoral’ homelessness crisis

Steven Morris

01, Dec, 2022 @6:09 PM

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Wednesday briefing: The (un)intended consequences of voter ID
In today’s newsletter: Why a purported solution to concerns about voter fraud may create a whole set of new problems instead. An electoral systems expert explains how

Archie Bland

30, Nov, 2022 @6:52 AM

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